Research_Assistant Jobs
 
 
 
Log-in
Username
Password
Forgot Your Password?
 
 
 
Job Seekers
Register
Post Resume
Find Jobs
Get jobs by email
 
 
Employers
Register
Post Jobs
Find Resumes
Get resumes by email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Postdoctoral fellow
National Cancer Institute in the Frederick, Maryland
 
 
Save Print
 
Date Posted 02/04/2019
Category
Postdoctoral-Life Sciences
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Position Studying Lipid Metabolism in Stem Cells

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, FREDERICK, MD

 

The laboratory has a long-standing interest in understanding the unique property and regulation of stem cells in the hope of translating such knowledge to treat human diseases, particularly cancer.  We recently found that stem cells are metabolic unique.  

In our paper published on Nature (2016), we found that stem cells, like hibernating animals, rely primarily on lipid reserves for energy, so that blocking COPI/Arf1-regulated lipolysis starves them to death.

Building on the seminal discovery, we generated Arf1 CKO mice and are investigating how lipid metabolism regulates survival of stem cells and cancer stem cells in Drosophila/mouse models as well as identifying new drugs to eradicate the treatment-resistant cancer stem cells through targeting the lipolysis and lipid metabolism pathways. 

Please view the lab’s website at: https://ccr.cancer.gov/Basic-Research-Laboratory/steven-x-hou for general project information.

 

Candidates with a strong background in Drosophila/mouse genetics as well as molecular biology/immunology are encouraged to apply.  The minimum annual starting stipend at NCI is ~$54,000 for a new graduate.  The initial appointment is for two years, with an option of renewing for an additional three years.

 

To apply: 

Please send a cover letter, CV including bibliography, and contact information for three references to the following address:

 

Dr. Steven Hou

Head, Stem Cell Regulation and animal Aging Section

Senior Investigator

Center for Cancer Research

National Cancer Institute

Building 560, Room 12-92A 

Frederick, MD 21702-1201

E-mail: hous@mail.nih.gov.

 

This position is subject to a background investigation.

 

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.  DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers. 

*Please mention ResearchAssistantJobs.com to employers when applying for this job*
 
 
 
DiversePhds.com
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook
Google Plus
 
About DiversePhds.com
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
 
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2010 DiversePhds.com - All Rights Reserved.